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Balwant Singh Sanghera: Surrey, BC, Canada

  • 23 years old PLEA’s Appreciation Dinner to key supporters-Punjabi taught in seven secondary and four elementary schools in Surrey, Canada ..Read
  • PLEA’s 14th Annual International Mother Language Day Celebration...Read
  • Tribute to Baba Sain Mian Mir......... Read
  • PLEA’s 13th Annual International Mother Language Day Celebration. .... Read
  • India Cultural Centre of Canada honour Canadian Ex-Minister John Fraser .. .... Read
  • Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Celebrates Guru Nanak Dev’s Birthday.... .... Read
  • Guru Granth Sahib Desecrated in Punjab-Tension gripped...... Read
  • Nanak Niwas Richmond:Jason T. Kenney, PC, MP is Canada's Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism Recognized Richmond India Cultural Centre/Nanak Niwas........... Read
  • Eight municipalities's Police Officers and youth representatives of 10 gurdwaras joined Gang Prevention Summit II in Chilliwack RCMP facility..... Read
  • Highway to Heaven Association (HTHA) Celebrating ......Read
  • Punjabi Update............. Read
  • Happiness and Canada,,................ Read
  • My Village Pharwala (Jalandhar), Pubjab, India,,,. Read
  • Understanding Youth and Gangs .. Read
  • International Mother Language Day (IMLD) celebrated.. Read
  • PLEA held its first Creative Writing contest in Surrey School.. Read
  • Punjabi Making Steady Gains in Canada.. Read
  • BC’s Integrated Anti-Gang Police honors community leader Balwant Sanghera102.. Read
  • Punjabis Flourishing in Europe .101.. Read
  • Canadians raised $85 million for the victims of super typhoon in the Philippines .101.. Read
  • Par​vasi Bhartiya Dias and the NRI Sammelan.100 . Read
  • Improving Self Worth of Youth.98..Read
  • Indonesian Delgation Visits Richmond Sikh Temple..97 . Read
  • Richmond Gurdwara Welcomes Multicultural Advisory Council Diwan .96 . Read
  • Khalsa Diwan Society Pays Tribute to the Gadar Movement ..95 . Read
  • Richmond Gurdwara management meets with police ..94 . Read
  • Highway to Heaven Dialogue..93 . Read
  • RCMP's Musical Ride -A Canadian Icon . Read
  • Promoting Indian Heritage in canada.. Read
  • Happy Independence day, India.. Read
  • PUNJABI AT SFU SURREY CENTRE.89. Read
  • Sikh Leadership and Law Enforcemen​t .88..Read
  • Happy Canada 146th birthday .87.. Read
  • Canada Should .... Punjabi Heritage Month.86.. Read
  • BC Elections- Fascinating and Unpredictable -85 ..Read
  • Vaisakhi Celebrations in Metro Vancouver -84 .. Read
  • Richmond's Chinese Signs Debate is Healthy-83 .. Read
  • British Columbia's Unique Politics-82.. Read
  • Punjabis in Canada Celebrate Mother Language day.. Read
  • Canadian Senate Needs A Major Overhaul-81 .. Read
  • Celebrating Punjabi Language in Canada-80.. Read
  • Celebrating Canada's 150th Birthday-79 ... Read
  • Welcoming 2013...78.... Read
  • Gender selection in the South Asian Community..77.. Read
  • NRI Balwant Sanghera honoured with Queen's Diamond ..76.. Read
  • Census 2011 and Status of Punjabi in Canada..75..Read
  • Welcoming Newcomers ..74..... Read
  • Wisconsin Sikh Temple Tragedy ..73..Read
  • Happy 65th Birthday .... Read
  • Future of Punjabi in Canada and the World.. Read
  • NRI Gangs - young people and violence..Read
  • Happy 145th Birthday Canada... Read
  • Enjoying the Golden Years... Read
  • Punjabi Language and Culture Prospering Around the Globe.. Read
  • Richmond Celebrates Diversity... Read
  • Vaisakhi Celebration...Read
  • Helping Youth... Read
  • Drinking Responsibly.. Read
  • Visiting Punjab-A great Experience.. Read
  • Fostering Intercultural Harmony .. Read
  • Promoting Punjabi .Read
  • Richmond Gurdwara Honours its Retiring Manager.... Read
  • The Art of Happiness..... Read
  • BC New Democrats Celebrate 50 Years of the Party.... Read
  • South Asian Participation in the Election Process.. Read
  • South Asian Seniors and their Growing Needs.. Read
  • Raising Funds for Cancer and Punjabi in Canada .. Read
  • 9/11 and Intercultural Harmony... Read

  • Massacre in Norway: Why did this right wing zealot kill 76 innocent .... Read


  • Stanley Cup Vancouver Riots and Surrey.. Read
  • Abbotsford's Punjabi Conference A Great Success..Read
  • Canadian Federal Election -A Big Surprise .. Read
  • BC New Democrats Elect A New Leader, Adrian Dix - One of the main reasons for Dix’s victory was the Asian’s strong support.......... Read
  • Multiculturalism is a Great Canadian Asset.... Read
  • Building Bridges in the Community..................... Read
  • Punjabi Language Celebration................................. Read
  • British Columbia’s whacky politics ........................................ Read
  • Hockey Night in Punjabi is Great for the Punjabi Community.................... Read
  • Canada's Immigration and Refugee Policy ............ Read
  • Tribute to Professor Pritam Singh....................... Read
  • Promoting Punjabi in Canada................................. Read
  • Inter-Faith Bridging along the Highway to Heaven.............Read
  • Youth Taking Charge...............................................................Read
  • Richmond Gurdwara Celebrates 25th Anniversay ...................................................... ..Read
  • Promoting Intercultural Harmony.........................................Read
  • Protecting Our Youth...................................................................Read
  • International Mother Language Day Celebration...............................Read
  • Empowering South Asian Seniors...................................................................Read
  • Canadian Mosaic-A Flower Garden.........................................................................Read
  • Punjabis Shining Brightly in Canada and U.S.............Read
  • South Asian Community Tackling Youth Violence (SACCAYV):.....Read
  • Punjabi on the Move in Canada: Canadas Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney recently remarked that soon Punjabi will become this countrys fourth most spoken language...........................Read
  • Promoting Punjabi in Canada- A new school year has just begun. Now is a good time to instill amongst our children interest in learning the Punjabi language. British Columbia in particular a...........Read
  • Tackling Addiction: Addiction of any kind-to drugs, gambling, alcohol or anything else usually leads to fairly tragic consequences. The habit often starts with recreational intent.......................................Read
  • India's 62nd Independence Day: India will be celebrating its 62nd anniversary of independence on August 15. Occasions like these offer an ......Read
  • unjabi Language flourish greatly in the world:Punjabi is among the top 20 languages of the world, spoken by more than 100 million people.............. Read (27)
  • Helping Indo-Canadian Youth: The recent spate of violenc.........Read (26)
  • South Asian Students-Initiatives for Success : The South Asian community has been in Canada for more than 110 years. During this time, it has gone through a lot. It has suffered through i..............Read (25)
  • Celebrates International Mother Language Day:The Punjabi community has been prospering around the globe for quite some time. Through hard work and perseverance, more than 150 million Punjabis are making their names in 150 countries. As matter of fact, there is hardly any country where Punjabis............. Read
  • South Asian Students-Initiatives for Success: The South Asian community has been in Canada for more than 110 years. During this time, it has gone through a lot. It has suffered through institutionalized racism...Read
  • 2008 Was A Turbulent Yet Historic Year: Another year has just gone by. In a sense, it has been a rather turbulent yet historic year in many ways. Events triggered during 2008 are likely to have a huge impact ..................Read
  • Obama's Election- A Big Boost to Multiculturalism Worldwide: A lot has been said and written since Barack Obama’s triumphant race to the White House on November 4,2008 .......................................................Read
  • PLEA hold a speech contest for students on Nov. 30 - Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA) will be holding a speech contest for students taking Punjabi, on .................Read
  • Celebration of Education by the South Asian Community : the second annual celebration of the South Asian Student Advocacy by Teachers (SASAT). SASAT is an excellent organization ...Read
  • Role of Punjabis in Canadian Elections: It is election season in British Columbia. The federal election campaign for the third election on October 14, in less than five years, is already in full swing...........................Read
  • Punjabi Prospering Worldwide- For quite some time, Punjabi language has been gaining prominence all around. Outside India, countries like Singapore, Australia, U.K., U.S.A.and Canada have ......................................................... Read
  • Indo-Canadian Community Meeting the Challenge- Recently, this writer was invited for an interview by a mainstream
    TV station. The host was a very well respected,...Read
  • Komagatamaru unconditional apology- The federal government’s pledge to render an unconditional apology to the South Asian community regarding the Komagatamaru . ....Read
  • Benefits of Learning Punjabi- Children, youth and even some adults of Punjabi heritage often ask the question as to why they should learn Punjabi. It is a very valid question...Read
  • PLEA celebrate "Sixth International Mother Language Day" at Surrey on Feb. 24: Punjabi Language Education Association (PLEA) will be holding its sixth International Mother Language...Full Story
  • Punjabi Language Progressing Well in British Columbia- More than 650 students at the secondary level and 250 at the elementary level are enrolled in Punjabi classes throughout Surrey schools. ...Full Story
  • Drugs and Youth Violence- Recent rash of shootings in the Lower Mainland of B.C. has again brought the problem of dugs and youth violence to the forefront. ...Full Story
  • Indo-Canadian Students and Post Secondary Education - Another school year has just begun. In this context, it may be appropriate to touch upon a very important subject with respect to higher education for Indo-Canadian students. ...Full Story
  • A Matter of Great Pride for Punjabis - It is great news for well- wishers of Punjabi that this language has gained a place of prominence at the international level. According to available information, Punjabi ranks 9th or 10th from top out of a total of 6,000 languages ...Full Story
  • India has just celebrated its 60th anniversary of independence on August 15....This most populous democracy in the world is incredible in many ways. No doubt, like any other developing country...Full Story
  • The South Asian community in Canada, has made a name for itself.- Progress made all around, is amazing. ......Full Story
  • July 03, 2007: Former Vancouver Superintendent Kash Heed becomes new West Vancouver police chief- The appointment of Kash Heed as West Vancouver’s police chief is a great news for the Indo-Canadian community......... Full Story
  • June 13, 2007:The Indo-Canadian Seniors Threatened- Canada is very well respected internationally for its policy of inclusion and respect / appreciation ....Full Story
  • June 13, 2007: The Komagatamaru Tragedy- This year marks the 93rd anniversary of a tragic episode in Canadian history. On May 23,1914 a ship ...Full Story
  • Jan 15, 2007: Indo-Canadian Community Issues-During the past few weeks, a number of high profile issues affecting the Indo-Canadian community ......Read More
  • Vancouver PLEA, association celebrate, "International Mother Language Day Celebration"
  • Jan 15, 2007: India is celebrating its 58th Republic Day- This month, India is celebrating its 58th Republic Day. It is the day when this nation became a republic and adopted its constitution. ....Read More
  • Jan 15, 2007: Canadians non-Punjabis start learning Punjab: It is great news for the well-wishers of Punjabi that MLA’s Sue Hammell and Bruce Ralston are taking Punjabi language classes ....Read More
  • Jan 15, 2007: Year 2006 has been a fairly challenging one for the NRI community in Canada- Year 2006 has been a fairly challenging one for the Indo-Canadian community. Three tragic incidents within a couple of weeks placed the whole community under a microscope. ..........Read More
  • June 04, 2006: NRI Richmond, BC Society completed 20 years service to the community: NRI Balwant Singh Sanghera, president, Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society said ........Read More

 

Balwant Sanghera



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NRI Balwant Singh Sanghera, president, Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society


Born in India. Balwant Sanghera moved to B.C. in 1966 where he has become a well-respected multicultural advocate, and a bridge builder between communities and generations. After a teaching career, Mr. Sanghera received his Master of Education from UBC and in 1990 became a school psychologist with the Burnaby School District. He developed an educational program for the Maples Adolescent Centre, which serves the province's most difficult adolescents with mental health and behavioural problems. He has mentored and fostered similar programs province wide.